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After 9pm, DEN to Colorado Springs?

Robert Lauriston Jul 26, 2006 05:36 PM

I'm flying into Denver tonight around 9pm and driving to Colorado Springs. Anything tasty available anywhere along that route at that hour?

  1. GroovinGourmet Jul 29, 2006 03:14 PM

    Check out Mezcal on East Colfax. Fairly near the airport, and then a short cruise down Colfax to get to I-25S for the Springs. Central Mex fare, kitchen open way late.

    1. Robert Lauriston Jul 27, 2006 05:33 PM

      Old Chicago just off the freeway in Colorado Springs was open till midnight. Passable pizza, great beer for cheap (second happy hour after 10pm).

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston
        chocolatetartguy Jul 27, 2006 07:04 PM

        Glad you found something edible. I checked my trip menus last night and El Tesoro closes at 9.

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        Mimi Jul 26, 2006 11:44 PM

        I wouldn't exactly call The Fort on the way. You would certainly have to go about 1/2 hour out of the way just to get there. Not sure what good restaurants you'll find open along the way at that hour. Good luck!

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          chocolatetartguy Jul 26, 2006 06:34 PM

          I made that drive about a month ago and didn't notice towns or restaurants along the way (although I was late for a conference). I think The Fort is on the way, not too far south of Denver. It's a game place on a par with The Buckhorn Exchange and one other whose name escapes me.

          The drive btw, is a fast one. I think I made it in 45 minutes. If you can hold out, I would wait until you hit Colorado Springs. I can recommend El Tesoro, which is right off the freeway behind the Antler's Hilton. They serve New Mexican style Mexican food, e.g. green chili and very piquant sauces.

          I posted for recs before I left and no one mentioned any place between the Denver and Colorado Springs, but then I specifically asked for places around those cities. Sorry, I can't be more specific, but I left my folder with all my menus and notes at home after I got my reimbursement check. If you go back on this list to early/mid June, you can find my posts and several others.

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